We love a school holiday activity that gives families flexibility and options – and Raw Challenge delivers it in bucketloads.

At Raw Challenge’s school holiday program, you have three options:
+ Drop your kids and run.
+ Stay ‘n’ play and join in on the fun.
+ Walk, watch and cheer from the sideline.

How awesome is that!

PLUS, we’ve just discovered some absolutely awesomely groundbreaking news! These holidays, they’re running two days where Kids, teens and tweens of ALL ages can attend on the same day. Parents, this is winning as it’ll save you from having to arrange multiple activities across multiple locations and that feeling of simply being a taxi running here there everywhere. It even means that you can do it as a family!

If you – or your kids – haven’t done a Raw Challenge, you absolutely need to add it to your bucket list OR, better yet, your April school holiday plans.

Across 3.5 fun-filled hours, your kids will conquer 25-30 EPIC obstacles on the Raw Challenge course. They’ll climb net rope bridges, balance across beams, crawl through tunnels, slip down slides and wade through mud pools. They will get muddy. They will get messy. They will have an ABSOLUTE BLAST!

AND, not forgetting, parents can join in the fun too! Yep, if you’re that parent who sits on the sideline forlornly watching your kids and wishing you could join in the fun too (that’s totally us by the way), then you’ll love this news: parents, YOU, too, can do the course! There’s no pressure to stay, but the option is there for the parents who love to be involved. Plus, just quietly, it’s a great opportunity to tackle the awesome course with far fewer crowds than attend their regular events.

Plus, the options keep coming. If you’re the type of parent who loves watching your kids have fun, but you’re not so into the idea of traipsing through mud yourself, then there’s an option for you, too. Happy days! You can stay with your child and walk the course next to them. Please note that you’ll need to still fill in a waiver to walk around the course (and just quietly, I wouldn’t be wearing your heels or favourite chinos as chances are you’ll end up a little dirty yourself).

People attending get 2 hours on the Raw Challenge WET course before having lunch (which is provided) and doing laps of the inflatable slide! 

NOTE: The video above is from Raw Challenge’s open event rather than their school holiday program, but it gives you a good idea of the type of fun your kids will encounter.

Raw Challenge April School Holiday Program

+ Kids aged 5-10 years old: Tuesday 23 April 2024 | Monday 15 April 2024. 9.30am-1pm (drop off 9.15-9.25am). We realise this is totally confusing, but any child aged between 5 and 17 are able to join this program; the cut off is not 10 years of age (they just recommend the 10-17 year old program for older kids as it includes some additional more challenging obstacles).

10-17 year olds (+ adults wanting to join in): Monday 22 April 2024 | Friday 19 April 2024. 9.30am-1pm (drop off 9.15-9.25am).

Where: Raw Challenge, 110 Pacific Hwy, Doyalson.
Age Group: Kids aged 5 -17 + their adults (see specifics above).
Inclusions: Lunch (sausage sandwich and a soft drink) and snacks from Nestle to take home, including a muesli bar, Le Snack and Kit Kat.
Cost: $48/person (plus small booking fee).
Contact: Email [email protected] or visit their website.

Header image: Supplied by Raw Challenge.

This feature was created in partnership with Raw Challenge


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